8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naha: Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo), Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, & more) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Akabaka Beach). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and appreciate the history behind Tower of Shimamori.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Naha trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Naha is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Onna-son, Nakijin-son, Tower of Shimamori
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 25th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and then take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Naha to Ishigaki takes 3 hours. September in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and finally kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

Discover how to plan a Miyakojima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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